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Policing Institute for the
Eastern Region (PIER)

Advancing policing through partnership and innovation

PIER is committed to the
delivery of innovative and
high quality research,
professional development and
knowledge exchange for the
improvement of policing practice in the
Eastern region.

About PIER

We are a multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing policing practice. Find out more about the work we lead at PIER in collaboration with police and other agencies across the region.

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Our research

We connect with people and organisations across all sectors and disciplines to co-produce and deliver high-quality and innovative research. Find out more about our collaborative research projects.

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What's on

We facilitate a range of knowledge exchange opportunities so practitioners and academics can connect with current issues and research, and take part in insightful discussions and debate.

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Knowledge Exchange

Highlights of recent events

Our people

Continuing Professional Development

#PIER19 conference: Tackling online child sexual exploitation

Get involved


If you would like more information about PIER, studying with us, or want to discuss a possible collaboration, please email pier@anglia.ac.uk or call 01245 683803.